Manuel started playing drums behind “The Douglass Community Majorettes” at a young age. He went on to play drums with the choir at Craigmont High School. Then he joined the band at Douglas High School playing drums and percussions.
Manuel Started playing professionally with the “Excaliber” and “Valentino” bands, which were 2 of the top show bands in Memphis.
Currently, Manuel is the lead drummer and music director for Bandstand Entertainment. You can catch him at the late night show @ Wild Bills
He have recorded on Juke Joint All Stars Collections Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6. He is a member of The Juke Joint All Stars for life!